The Critical Function of History in Banking and Finance
Studies in Banking and Financial History
The papers gathered in this volume reflect on the importance of the role of history in banking and finance. They offer an opportunity to reflect on the many and multifarious ways in which banking institutions are the products, at the same time, determinants of legal, historical, political, and strategic choices. The papers included dare to ask important questions with no easy answers to them: history matters, but how, where, when and how much needs to be examined very carefully in each and every individual case.